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Facebook Sues DLA Piper, Other Firms Over Sham Case

Facebook Inc. on Monday sued DLA Piper LLP and three other law firms that previously represented Paul Ceglia, a businessman criminally charged with filing sham litigation seeking a 50 percent stake in the social media giant.

  • GM Ignition Defect Death Tally Rises To 29

    More deaths have been attributed to a faulty ignition in General Motors Co. vehicles, bringing the total to 29, according to a claims report released Monday by the attorney who manages a compensation fund for victims of crashes caused by the defect.

  • Skadden Steers Permira In $3.5B Agrochemicals Unit Sale

    Private equity firm Permira has netted  $3.51 billion through the sale of insecticide and agrochemicals maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to a chemical company part-owned by activist investor Bill Ackman, with assistance from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the companies said Monday.

  • WTO Once Again Strikes Down US Meat Labeling Rules

    For the third time in three years, the World Trade Organization faulted U.S. labeling requirements for pork and beef, finding on Monday that the regulations were still discriminating against Canadian and Mexican imports despite the government's efforts to comply with earlier adverse rulings.

  • Dish, Fox Each Say Aereo Backs Their Claims In DVR Fight

    Dish Network Corp. and Fox Broadcasting Inc. faced off in a California federal courthouse Friday, each arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Aereo ruling supports its bid for a quick win in their fight over whether Dish's Internet-streaming DVR features infringe Fox's copyrights.

  • Madoff Trustee Files $62M Deal In Customer Clawback Suit

    The trustee tasked with winding down Bernie Madoff’s investment fund reached a deal valued at $62 million with a group of investors who were paid out of funds tainted by the Ponzi scheme, according to a motion filed in New York bankruptcy court on Friday.